A few days ago, I had written a post about the difficulties I had encountered in an attempt to capture an image of a menu under GNOME. A reader, “mysurface“, who, by the way, has written an article about taking screenshots, was 100% positive that, after issuing ImageMagick’s
import command, it is still possible to switch between running applications with
Alt-Tab and trigger menus with
Alt, before using the mouse cursor to select the area that will be captured.
Well, I have tried all that but, as soon as I issue the
Alt+menu_trigger simply do not work. Mysurface also was kind enough to record a video in order to prove his words. You can watch it below:
Although YouTube’s video resolution is not suitable for this type of videos, it was enough to convince me that something does not function as expected on my machine. But, first of all, a few remarks about the video:
- After issuing the
importcommand, the cursor does not turn into a cross. Usually, the cursor change indicates a change of mode. But I guess this is not of significant importance.
- This is definitely not the GNOME desktop environment. It is fluxbox (or I have been badly misled), but, sincerely, I have no problem at all with this…
I tried to take a screenshot of a menu under fluxbox. After issuing
import, to my relief I could switch applications with
Alt-Tab, but, when I tried to trigger a menu with
Alt-F, for example, the menu, although triggered, it was not visible. How can anyone take a screenshot of an invisible menu?
I use Fedora Core 6 with almost the latest updates. I would be very glad to know what I am missing here…
Screenshot of a menu under GNOME: ROUND 2 by George Notaras is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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